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Knee Injuries, Surgery, and Post-Op Knee Braces
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in 2003 alone, patients made approximately 19.4 million visits to doctors' offices because of knee problems. Knee conditions and knee pain were the most common reasons for visiting an orthopedic surgeon that year.
It is no surprise that knee pain and knee injuries are common complaints made by active people who engage in sports, by those who live a sedentary lifestyle (sitting for long hours actually accelerates the wear and tear of the knee joints), and—more commonly—by the elderly. Because the knee is the largest joint in the human body, it is one of the most oft-injured. Consider also that it bears much of the body's weight, which is why it is frequently put under a lot of stress. It is also involved in high-impact movements.
While many knee injuries can be treated successfully without surgery, others, like it or not, do require an operation to correct. Thus, quality aftercare following delicate surgery is of paramount importance, and that's where post-op knee braces and knee surgery braces come in.
The Importance of Knee Braces After Surgery
Post-operative rehabilitation is the period of recovery following a surgery. Rehabilitation, needless to say, is important for long-term recovery and future health, most especially to athletes or those who play sports for a living. In professional sports, an effective rehabilitation program often determines whether an athlete will be able to continue playing for a living or—unfortunately—will have to retire prematurely.
A post-operative knee brace is prescribed by the physician following a major surgery. These knee surgery braces, like a knee brace after meniscus surgery, allow initial and essential knee immobilization, followed by conversion to full range of motion. A post-op hinged knee brace, in particular, may be prescribed as it features adjustable hinges to help control the knee's degrees of flexion and extension. These hinges help provide gradual, controlled range of motion as a patient's knee heals.
The Ossur Flex: An Ideal Post-Surgery Knee Brace
Post-op knee braces, like the Ossur Flex OTS Ligament Knee Brace, are an important—if not the most important—part of any post-operative rehabilitation program. After surgery, post-surgery knee braces should be used in conjunction with a rehabilitation program that helps incorporate flexibility and strength to help aid in complete recovery.
The Ossur Flex Ligament Post-Op Knee Brace is a viable post-op/functional rehab solution that offers more versatility in both shape and function than most other knee surgery braces. Its heat-moldable, carbon composite frame accommodates edema and/or changes in leg shape during recovery from surgery, while its Accutrac range-of-motion hinges provide flexion and extension control. Gel Fit condylar pads improve suspension and are comfortable to tender knees recovering from trauma.
Maximum Patient Comfort in a Post-Op Knee Brace
The Corflex Compression Knee Immobilizer is an excellent knee brace after surgery that offers optimal immobilization of the knee as well as maximum patient comfort. This post-operative knee brace is ideal for doctors' offices, emergency rooms, and surgery centers because of its universal sizing. It is also available with optional pockets to accommodate reusable gel packs for hot/cold therapy, making it popular for post-op use.
This knee surgery brace also features sewn-in contoured posterior stays, movable medial/lateral stays, and elastic compression straps for optimal immobilization. In addition, not only is the Corflex Knee Immobilizer indicated for post-op immobilization, it is also an excellent treatment for mild to severe knee injuries where full extension of the leg is desired. This post-op brace like many knee braces after acl surgery is constructed of breathable foam laminate, aluminum stays, premium quality elastic straps, and contact closure.
Choose from our selection of high-quality and competitively priced post-op knee braces depending on your needs. To speak with one, please call us at (866) 712.7808 and we'll be happy to assist you.